check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Berkshire family ski house

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Monterey House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12+

This is a beautiful 5 bedroom Berkshire, post and beam private house nestled in the woods just off the Appalachian trail. Set on one of the Berkshires most coveted roads, 12 mins to Butternut Family Skiing & fresh water swimming in Lake Garfield, boating, fishing, classical outdoor concerts at Tanglewood.

The Space

The large comfortable house has 5 good size bedrooms with a private room downstairs with its own sleeping quarters, WC and living area with separate bedroom off it. Excellent kitchen and dinning areas with deck dinning, screened porch dinning and large garden table to fit 8+. It's very family friendly (well behaved dogs & cats welcome) with swings for the kids. The house was built in 2006 and has excellent insulation - It's cool in summer and warm in winter. There is WIFI through out house and in the garden, even on the hammocks!

The famous Tanglewood and Jacobs Pillow are within 25 minutes and the area is rich in entertainment for all ages and very family friendly. 15 minute drive to skiing and the Appalachian trail is only a 10 min drive too if you fancy a long walk.

Even though you feel completely private, this house is only 5 minutes to the local village with the famous Monterey general store selling local food produce and the town beach for swimming, boating and fishing lake. In the winter we're only 15 minutes from the wonderful family friendly ski mountain of Butternut.

Historic Great Barrington is only 20 minutes drive with many excellent local restaurants and shops, farmers markets + local food stores. A Guidos and Big Y's are within 20 mins drive for all your grocery needs.

The house has 5 bedrooms and beds for 10 people, 3 x queens & 4 x twins, but there are 2 twin air beds + 1 queen bed for extra people to stay. Accommodating up to 12 people comfortably.

A cathedral living room with windows up to the 30 foot ceiling, an English farm house dinning table seating up to 8, a French velvet sofa, a large wood burning stove as well as a spacious kitchen with Whirlpool large fridge and Bosch dishwasher. Two bathrooms one with a roll top bath and two showers plus a guest toilet. There is also a large screened porch for summer dining and entertainment.

Downstairs is a private 700 sq ft family room which opens onto the garden; with two separate bedrooms with queen size beds and a separate living room with original Danish furniture. One bedroom has its own third toilet. This is a great family area.

There is a washer/dryer downstairs plus a drying room for, swim towels, ski clothes and a shed to store skis.

Please note that we only have internet enabled TV, Roku which provides Netflix and Amazon Prime and other internet cable services if you have a subscription.

More reviews here:

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

richard spalding
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
Call Owner

About richard spalding

English family living in NYC, this is our country and summer/winter house.

richard spalding purchased this house in 2012

Why richard spalding chose Berkshires

It's nestled in the Appalachian mountains, close to a loverly swimming lake and ski mountain. Easy access to shops and great restaurants with local food. 25 mins drive from Tanglewood and other historic houses and gardens.

What makes this house unique

Peaceful, sunny and private, but only 5 mins from lots to do. Very child and pet friendly.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Berkshire family ski house
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Luxury in the country!

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful. The pictures don't even do it justice. We recently spent a fall weekend here with two other couples and all of our children and it was the perfect spot to relax, cook, hike, and unwind with friends. It has everything you need in the kitchen and truly comfortable sleeping arrangements. The whole area is really peaceful and the house is just so cozy and spacious that you can all spread out and do your own thing. The big beautiful yard is perfect for the kids to explore and have fun in while you sit on the deck and relax. Don't miss the adorable village market which has great sandwiches and coffee! Many thanks to Richard for all of the great recommendations and for saving the day when we left some important stuffed animals behind! We definitely plan to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The property was awesome inside and out

  • 5 of 5

We all were a little concerned that with 13 people ( 5 under 7 years) that we could be stressed with noise and overwhelmed with people. But, the house certainly did afford great kid and adult space as well as sleeping options. The yard was big for ALL to explore and play. The kitchen allowed more than one cook and one cannot beat #3 toilets. We LOVED our experience there!!! We were all sad to leave but we would surely do this scene again! The owner went out of his way to make sure all of our needs were met and he was very easy to get in touch with. Thank you Richard.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A few improvements and it would be 5 stars

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful Berkshire location and a big comfortable house...the description on the site is pretty accurate but there are some shortcomings that could easily be solved (we stayed 2 months so these became a bother...perhaps dismissed for a weekend stay)...first, no dresser in master bed room (clothing had to be piled on the stairs leading to the loft); second while there is wifi (and streaming on Netflix, etc) the speeds are terribly slow and inconsistent which is very frustrating when your favorite movie won't start or stops repeatedly to reload...wifi is difficult in the area and this is likely the best available BUT please install Dish or DirecTV Basic service at least...a small cost to the homeowner and it would make the experience much better; finally, the owner's personal belongings are everywhere and renders some rooms the back porch stacked with kid's toys. Minor maintenance issues...the sliding screen door will not stay in its tracks. Owner is responsive and caring so hopefully these suggestions will be well received. Still 4'stars but could be 5 with a little attention

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great house for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family rented the house in June, and we had a wonderful stay. The house was very comfortable, and we loved the location. We spent time in Monterey at the little town beach, hiking the nearby trails, and visiting small towns and other attractions throughout the Berkshires. My nieces (ages 18 months and 3 years) also had a blast, as the house was very kid-friendly! There were toys for the kids and gates that we were easily able to use to block the stairs for safety. Richard was very responsive to all of our questions, and renting from him was a pleasure. We had a great time and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Perfect Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Finding the right getaway home for me and my family isn't always an easy search. We've been north to N.H, Vermont and Maine, and south to the beaches of Cape Cod and everywhere in between. This house in the Berkshires will be the standard by which all others will be judged by from now on.

There are twelve of us in my growing family of kids and grand kids and this beautiful post-and-beam was the house and the place where we all felt comfortable in.

The inside was clean and neat, the grounds, rustic and spacious for our outdoor activities. It's the kind of place for bookworms or outdoor people. The Appalachian Trail is a bit over a mile away. Everyone of us walked it for about four miles. Returning to our little slice of weekend paradise was a short ride back.

We enjoyed gathering around the fire pit and also staying inside. The weather outside was to my liking--cool and breezy, and inside was warm and cozy without the need to light the wood stove or turn on the heat.

Everything we needed was close by and what little time we spent away from our place made us savor our return to this house in the Berkshires.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Randy, we're so glad you enjoyed the house & the Berkshires so much
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! The location was ideal, house was clean & spacious for our family of 8. Owner was very helpful & answered all questions promptly also checked in to make sure everything was okay upon arrival.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for your review and glad you all enjoyed the house
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Great Barrington
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Old Inn
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
5 mins to town lake
Car: necessary

Rural house, but with easy access to village, shops and lakes, outdoor concerts, berkshires

Rates & Availability

Monterey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ski Season 2016
Jan 21 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $10
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message


Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet and sink only
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king
    Garden/Family Room - 1 queen , Private bedroom/studio, with access to 4th bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Ideal for families looking for a big space to grill and relax, hammocks for the grown ups, trampoline, woods and ball games, swings for the kids.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties